This person is amazing. Even though it is tool assisted, the fact he beat the game in just over an hour is awesome.
Using many legitimate glitches and not a single action replay or game genie code, speedrunner pirohiko, beat the game. This is, as far as I know, the shortest TAS run ever for Earthbound.
I know that I will never be able to achieve this, since it takes me around 10 hours to beat it, but I can hope. I went from 3 hours to 1 hour and 20 minutes on Super Metroid, so I should be able to lower my Earthbound time.
I definitely know I won’t lower my Mother 3 time of 20 hours, so I won’t worry about that one.